Gold King Mine Spill
On Wednesday August 5, 2015, during an EPA mine site investigation of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, CO, heavy equipment disturbed loose material plugging the mine entrance. Apparently, acid mine drainage had built up behind the material, which unexpectedly gave way due the water pressure in the tunnel, and a torrent of water gushed out of the tunnel. This accident resulted in the release of approximately 3 million gallons of contaminated water into Cement Creek which flows into the Animas River.
December 25, 2015
Public bill for Gold King spill looms, EPA seeks liable owners
– Bruce Finley, The Denver Post
What are Bulkheads?
– Kirstin Brown, Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining & Safety
When our river turned orange
– Jonathan Thompson, High Country News, August 9, 2015
Comments of Jonathan Thompson Article
– Bill Simon, Coordinator, ARSG
Stakeholders have a long history of success
– Bill Simon, Coordinator, ARSG, Durango Herald, September 12, 2015